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Friday, January 31, 2014

GOPHealthCare.gov

GOPHealthCare.gov by HitAndRun
GOPHealthCare.gov, a photo by HitAndRun on Flickr.

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Courtesy of Congressman Fred Upton and his niece Kate

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Be it people or non-people, and the two are not mutually exclusive, what are you doing for others today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life? Happy MLK Day!

Perfect Speech

Vigil to End Violence Against Sex Workers at San Francisco Hall

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stjamesinfirmary.org/?p=51

www.swopusa.org/dec17/

Video of Sadie Lune & Kirk Read

qik.com/video/710404

Another version of the piece which was performed at SFMOMA

blog.sfmoma.org/2008/10/27/i-want-you-sadie-lune/

Letter to President-Elect Obama

www.swopusa.org/SW_NationalMarch08/endorse.html#Letter

Melissa reads it about 5 minutes into this video

qik.com/video/710435

www.melissagira.com

www.kirkread.com

obama

obama by portobellospy
obama, a photo by portobellospy on Flickr.

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obama

Saturday, January 25, 2014

TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT

TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT by Dovid100
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT, a photo by Dovid100 on Flickr.

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It just takes one wasp to attack, then they ALL attack.
Fortunately I didn't get stung. I was more worried about the ricketty ladder I was on.

The Instrument and its Player

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A Chinese musician playing a plaintive tune by the river near my house, for pleasure, not for money.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MarcoSpeedGuy

MarcoSpeedGuy by Chase Alias
MarcoSpeedGuy, a photo by Chase Alias on Flickr.

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The actor creates with his own flesh and blood all those things which all the arts try in some way to describe.
-Lee Strasberg

from Who I M Seies, 2010 - 2014,
Affective Memory Screen Capture by Immersionist Chase Alias includes Instant Message Conversations.

Unique Digital Work #chasealias #endogenous #theorizeart #screencapture #NewMedia #Immersionist #affectivememory #huntersthompson #art

Αυτό

Αυτό by eleniklonari
Αυτό, a photo by eleniklonari on Flickr.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Metropolitan Opera's Sherry's Bar Finally Admits Black People - Jet Magazine, November 29, 1951

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Click the "All Sizes" button above to read an article.

I thought others might appreciate these tidbits of forgotten history of People of Color.

Please feel free to leave any comments or thoughts or impressions... I look forward to reading them!

Enjoy!

A Mucubal beauty in black and white - Angola

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I met her in a village near my camp. The day after, i went in the bush with a 4 wheels to look for new villages, and.. i met her again, at more than 30 kilometers from the camp! Those women have a real hard life...They came to the camp as the news that foreigners where there was spread i the bush!
Mucubal (also called Mucubai, Mucabale, Mugubale) people are a subgroup of the Herero ethnic group, which means they are bantu speaking, and are supposed to have come from Kenya and to be related with Massais.
They are semi nomadic pastoralists living of cattle raising and agriculture. They live in a large area between the slopes of Chela Mounts in the north, and River Cunene to the south, where they are believed to have stopped during the Herero migration, about 300 years ago.
Mucubal have some very specific customs and traditions. They only are interested in cattle and do not care of the rest of the world outside of the bush. Mucubals are not allowed to mention people’s name in public, except their parent’s one, and children’s name in general. A married couple is not allowed to talk to each other in public, as long as the wife hasn’t had children. They only can speak to each other in private. Girls have their upper teeth sharpened and lower ones removed. In order to convince young girls to have their lower teeth removed, old men make them believe, that their teeth leave their mouth during the night, to go in a hole dug to relieve themselves and return in their mouth covered with excrement. The family structure and organization is also very specific. The father has the authority and is the head of the family, although the matrilineal descent is considered more important, as they inherit throught the mother's family. For example the son of the Soba -chieftain of the village-’s sister is the heir of the Soba. It is possible to be disowned by their father's family but not by their mother's because for them this link is sacred. The maternal uncle has to provide his nephew with an ox, called Remussungo. However a father provides his son with an ox, called Hupa. Mucubal can only get married with an outsider of the clan, although it cannot be with a member of another tribe like a Himba for example. Marriages of convenience are the rule most of the time. The fiancée is presented to her future husband during the Fico ceremony, when she is fourteen or less. This ceremony consists in a party with the two families during which presents are offered. The couple has to wait a few more years before consummating the marriage in the centre of the village. Mucubal men can have several wives and are also allowed to sell their wife, if they don’t get along with her or even if they want to earn money, as a woman can be worth 2 cows, which is about 2000 euros and represents a lot of money. For a first marriage a woman can even be worth 3 or 4 cows.
Their nomadic lifestyle based on cycles, between nomadism and stays in the same places (where they settle their villages), accounts for their religious customs and the funerary rites they follow. Mucubal people believe in a God called Huku, Klaunga, Ndyambi. They also worship their ancestors' spirits called Oyo Handi and Ovi huku, which are considered inferior to their supreme divinity. Divination is very important in their culture. They use talismans and amulets to protect their herds or prevent adultery. Nevertheless Mucubal are not afraid of death. Funerals can last several days or weeks. They decorate their graves with cattle horns. The number of cows sacrificed are in relation with the importance of the deceased. This shows the importance of cattle in their culture. Cattle is only killed on special occasions, as Mucubal usually don’t eat meat but rather corn (when they manage to grow some), eggs, milk and chicken.
They don’t eat any fish because according to the legend, one of their chieftains was brought to the sea by the portuguese and never came back. So they think that fish kills men.
Women use mupeque oil, a yellow dried fruit crushed and boiled from which they just drink juice but do no eat pulp. They also eat small red berries with a pepper taste that they boil. In order to show they are hungry Mucubal mimic the gesture we do when we brush our teeth. Mucubal especially women, are famous for the way they dress. The latter wear an original and unique headdress called the Ompota. It is made of a wicker framework, traditionally filled with a bunch of tied cow tails, decorated with buttons, shells, zippers and beads. But tradition is disappearing as some women use modern stuff to fill their ompota headdress. One was using a Barbie doll box! Women whether they are married or not can wear jewels. Ornaments like iron anklets, called Othivela, and armlets, called Othingo, are worn by girls as well as adult women. Mucubal women are also famous for the string they have around their breast, called oyonduthi, which is used as a bra. Women use to smoke tobacco (that they keep in a snuffbox called boceta) in pipes called opessi. There are several ways of saying hello. "Okamene" means good morning", "Tchou"is what a woman answers to a greeting and "Mba" is the word a man answers back to a woman saying him hello.

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I SEE BLACK PEOPLE!!!!!!!

I SEE BLACK PEOPLE!!!!!!! by killroyo5
I SEE BLACK PEOPLE!!!!!!!, a photo by killroyo5 on Flickr.

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a sign on a bridge right outside of china town in chicago (sorry about the size i didn't have my zoom lense on so i cropped it to the extreme)

Old times.

Old times. by merlinprincesse
Old times., a photo by merlinprincesse on Flickr.

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This is a postcard from my own colletcion. I bought it in an auction and thanks God! I was the only bidder! There were not many Black People in Quebec in the XIXth Century or at the beginning of theXXth. This couple was obviously not rich, and they remember me of my own ancestors, all farmers! This postcard has been sent from Mobile, Alabama on the 23rd of November 1909 to Chicoutimi, a small town in the Province of Quebec, Canada. My hometown! :) This pic is for the group Black People - Vintage African American Images of the Past

Happy MLK jr. Day!

Self-Revelation

Self-Revelation by brianoldham
Self-Revelation, a photo by brianoldham on Flickr.

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A self-portrait about self-portraiture that I took last week in "the studio" (aka my garage).

Like in one of those video games where you have to wait for your stamina to regenerate before you can make another move, I feel like I have to have a certain amount of creative energy stored up before I am ready to make something new.

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

BBinBR

BBinBR by Chase Alias
BBinBR, a photo by Chase Alias on Flickr.

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“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.”
― Hunter S. Thompson

from Who I M Seies, 2010 - 2014,
Affective Memory Screen Capture by Chase Alias includes Instant Message Conversations.

Unique Digital Work #chasealias #endogenous #theorizeart #screencapture #NewMedia #Immersionist #affectivememory #huntersthompson #art

thatonekid22

thatonekid22 by Chase Alias
thatonekid22, a photo by Chase Alias on Flickr.

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"I try to see myself as a sacrifice, just to show the kids they ain't the only ones who up at night." -Kid Cudi

from Who I M Seies, 2010 - 2014,
Affective Memory Screen Capture by Chase Alias includes Instant Message Conversations.

Unique Digital Work #chasealias #endogenous #theorizeart #screencapture #NewMedia #Immersionist

#art

thatonekid22

thatonekid22 by Chase Alias
thatonekid22, a photo by Chase Alias on Flickr.

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"I try to see myself as a sacrifice, just to show the kids they ain't the only ones who up at night." -Kid Cudi

from Who I M Seies, 2010 - 2014,
Affective Memory Screen Capture by Chase Alias includes Instant Message Conversations.

Unique Digital Work #chasealias #endogenous #theorizeart #screencapture #NewMedia #Immersionist

#art

Bugchaser

Bugchaser by Chase Alias
Bugchaser, a photo by Chase Alias on Flickr.

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The value of "interpretation" is that through it, one might expose reality, or explain oneself. -Ai WeiWei

from Who I M Seies, 2010 - 2014, Affective Memory Screen Capture by Chase Alias includes Instant Message Conversations.

Unique Digital Work #chasealias #endogenous #theorizeart #screencapture #NewMedia #Immersionist

#art

Sunday

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Jack Wrigley, The Salon Project

Jack Wrigley, The Salon Project by TGKW
Jack Wrigley, The Salon Project, a photo by TGKW on Flickr.

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"Ladies and gentlemen, quiet please for the gramophone DJ set."

London, 2013.

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Connected

Connected by Chase Alias
Connected, a photo by Chase Alias on Flickr.

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Some Taoists believe immortality is the attaining of spiritual freedom through effortless spontaneity and creativity.

From Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012 Affective Memory Screen Capture by Chase Alias #chasealias #endogenous #theorizeart #screencapture #NewMedia #Immersionist

Mornin Drink by Immersionist Chase Alias on Theorize Art


Have a closer look!

Mornin-Drink


The very purpose of spirituality is self-discipline. Rather than criticizing others, we should evaluate and criticize ourselves.                       
          
-Dalai Lama


Mornin Drink: From Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012, a photo by Chase Alias on Flickr. Via Flickr: 

Mornin Drink: From Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012   Affective Memory Screen Capture by Chase Alias #chasealias #endogenous #theorizeart #screencapture #NewMedia #Immersionist 

Poisoned myself again!

Captured by PHOTOFENNISH
Captured, a photo by PHOTOFENNISH on Flickr.

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Winter 2013

Sony Carl Zeiss
Vario-Tessar
2, 8-5/7, 9-23,7

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mornin Drink: From Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012

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Mornin Drink: From Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012

Affective Memory Screen Capture by Chase Alias #chasealias #endogenous #theorizeart #screencapture #NewMedia #Immersionist The very purpose of spirituality is self-discipline. Rather than criticizing others, we should evaluate and criticize ourselves. -Dalai Lama

Rendezvous-sign of the time

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Rendezvous – Memphis, TN
Photo by Rien T. Fertel for the SFA
Summer 2008

www.southernbbqtrail.com
www.southernfoodways.org

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Willimantic's Proposed Police Dogs.

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Sometimes they've just got to get down and dirty to have a good time!
BTW, that is Ned the rooster crowing in the background. After a high-speed chase in the yard one morning, which Ned very narrowly won, Ned now crows from a safe distance on top of a shed. He's no dumb cock!

Recycling tins

Recycling tins by allybeag
Recycling tins, a photo by allybeag on Flickr.

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Stacks of tin cans collected at Eden Community Recycling at Penrith.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dumb Womans Lane

Dumb Womans Lane by Jeff And
Dumb Womans Lane, a photo by Jeff And on Flickr.

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Passed this Lane in Sussex and had to take photo!
Cannot imagine the Street Naming and Numbering Committee on the local Council would allow such a sign these days, but I would imagine this is an old lane, probably dating back to the middle ages, and the name arose from there being a dumb (that is speechless) woman who lived there.

Dumb

Dumb by Mohammed Nairooz
Dumb, a photo by Mohammed Nairooz on Flickr.

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We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.

Anna Sewell, Black Beauty, 1877
British author (1820 - 1878)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Lemur me alone!

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環尾狐猴 Ring-tailed Lemur【學名: Lemur catta】靈長目 / 狐猴科;又名:節尾狐猴、貓狐猴,群居日行性動物,以母猴為首, 屬瀕臨絕種保育類野生動物。相信大家對牠們不陌生,曾在電影 - 馬達加斯加中看過牠們吧?沒錯!馬達加斯加島南部就是牠們的棲息地,馬達加斯加島有60幾種狐猴,但因過度濫捕,目前只剩幾種了!真的很難過 >< 能有緣看到僅存下來的狐猴也是有福氣的,只願全人類能更珍惜並積極保護這些野生動物;今天回老家去走走,沒想到颱風的威力下,也是滿目瘡痍 @@ 還好動物們都沒事,今天邊巡視邊拍,一天下來也總算有一張收穫,之前拍牠們都拍不好,今天算是撿到了,終於拍出我要的感覺了,所有猴類裡,我還是比較喜歡牠們 O_o (真是 大小眼 ) 呵呵!但牠們的表情真的很古錐ㄋㄟ。

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

Three Kings Day, Willimantic

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Frogleap 09 The Willimantic Multicultural Winter Carnival
Jan 6 09
Three Kings Day Celebration at Eastern Connecticut State University

Friday, January 3, 2014

you might be the one

Untitled by brianoldham
Untitled, a photo by brianoldham on Flickr.

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35mm film, cut paper

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It's an unorthodox way to climb to the top, yet so much more fun.

camouflaged art... by ioannis lelakis
camouflaged art..., a photo by ioannis lelakis on Flickr.

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Dance/performance by Sarah Xiao.
Video of our small project to be finished later this year.
Mid-levels escalator. Hong Kong 2013.
Copyright © Ioannis Lelakis. All rights reserved.